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How Much Do Manicures and Pedicures Cost?

 
low costSmall shops: Manicures start at $10-$15; Pedicures, $15-$25average costSpas: Manicures start at $20-$25; Pedicures, $35-$40high costResorts: Manicures start at $25-$45; Pedicures, $45-$50
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Standard manicures typically take between 15 and 30 minutes and standard pedicures, 30 to 45 minutes. Some salons and spas offer deluxe pampering that lasts 45 minutes for manicures and 60 minutes for pedicures.

Typical costs:

  • For small nail shops (low range), manicures range $10-$15 (standard) and $20-$25 (deluxe); pedicures range $15-$25 (standard) and $25-$35 (deluxe). Acrylic nails are $25-$35 (standard) and $30-$40 (pink and white).
  • At spas or salons (mid range), manicures cost $20-$25 (standard) and $30-$45 (deluxe); pedicures cost $35-$40 (standard) or $45-$60 (deluxe). Acrylic nails range $35-$45 (standard) or $45-$50 (pink and white).
  • At hotel or resort spas (high range), manicures are $25-$45 (standard) and $50-$75 (deluxe); pedicures range $45-$50 (standard) and $75-$135 (deluxe). Acrylic nails cost $50-$70 (standard) and $75-$85 (pink and white).
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What should be included:
  • Standard manicures typically begin with cleaning and soaking the hand or fingers in lotion-infused water or other moisturizer to soften the skin and nails. Technicians then cut and shape the nail, push back the cuticles and buff the nail to even out its surface.
  • Technicians then add polish if you have requested it. Shops should provide polish in a variety of colors, but you may bring your own. Some technicians also offer a brief hand massage. For deluxe service, technicians often exfoliate the hands with a light sugar or salt scrub then soak them in aromatic oils or lotions. Some technicians dip the hands in paraffin wax for 10 minutes or more to add an extra layer of softness.
  • During standard pedicures, customers typically sit in large chairs with their feet in a small whirlpool-like tub to clean and soak the feet in warm water to soften the skin and nail beds. Some salons feature automatic massage chairs that give customers a neck or back rub, and some technicians provide a short foot massage.
  • Technicians then clip and shape the nail and typically use a pumice stone to remove dry skin or calluses. They buff the nail to even out the surface before adding polish, if you have requested it. Shops should provide polish in a variety of colors, but you may bring your own.
  • During deluxe services, technicians usually exfoliate the feet with an aromatic sugar or salt scrub, concentrating on removing dry skin from the heel and balls of the feet. Then they often soak the feet in a light oil, lotion or paraffin wax to make the skin extra soft. Many therapists also include a brief foot massages.
  • For acrylics, you get to select the shape, length and color. Technicians begin with many of the same preparation services, including cleaning and soaking the fingers or entire hands. Then they apply an adhesive before attaching an acrylic nail to the nail bed. Technicians sand down and shape the nail then add polish and accessories, if you have requested them.
Additional costs:
  • French tips -- when technicians paint white tips on the nail -- add between $5-$10 to any manicure, pedicure or acrylic.
  • Polish changes cost $5-$15 at most salons. Paraffin wax treatments are sometimes sold separately at $8-$15 each for hands and feet.
  • Specialty designs for acrylics, including fake jewels and multiple color strands, can increase the cost by 20 percent or more. Some salons charge an additional $3-$5 per nail. Creative Nail Design, an industry leader in upscale styles and polishes, offers a gallery of fashion nails.
  • Gel refills for acrylics cost $30-$40 for a full set. Repairs to broken acrylics run $5-$10 per nail.
  • Gratuity of 15-20 percent of the total service cost is customary for all nail services.
Discounts:
  • Most spas and resorts offer packages that combine standard and deluxe manicure and pedicure services at a 15-20 percent discount of what they would cost individually.
  • Folica.com offers the Gena Pedi Pak Salon home pedicure system[1] for $50, which includes soaking agents, an exfoliating scrub and lotions for pedicures. For a bit of extra indulgence, the HotSpa Nail Bubble Spa is a heated soaking tub to soften the hands in preparation for a manicure. `
  • Clipper sets, which typically include nail and cuticle instruments, are $20-$50, with pedicure sets costing more. Folica.com sells the Japonesque Manicure Set[2] for $25 or the Tweezerman Professional Pedicure Solution Kit[3] for $45.
Shopping for manicures and pedicures:
  • Spa Finder Magazine offers a nationwide directory of spas[4] categorized by type of service. Enter your city of choice, then click on "manicures" or "pedicures" under the "treatments" heading.
  • Creative Nail Design offers a directory of spas and salons that use the company's products. OPI, another leader in quality polish, lists shops that uses or sells its products.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Ripped Off
Amount: $46.00
Posted by: Kay. in Palmdale, CA.Posted: November 6th, 2019 10:11PM
Type: Acrylic NailsSpa or Shop:: Shop
I asked the nail technician how much for a full set. He said he will let me know as soon as he gets the nails on my fingers (WTH?) ... anyway on the board the price said $28 and up.... He wind up charging me $46 for the medium length nails. It was extra because I got gel nail polish and A couple of tiny rhinestones on each hand which came up to $6 because it was $3 each (They are so tiny you can’t even see them on the Cuticle edge)
Anyway they didn’t even bother to tell me to wash my hands or even oil my cuticles when they were done. And the entire time they spoke to each other in their language and just pretended like I didn’t even exist. They didn’t even offer me to look at any other designs for my nails they didn’t even have samples or magazines.
I feel obligated to tip them $7 ...But trust me my nails look like crap
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Best Manicure and Pedicure in London
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: Amy Deeno in London, NV.Posted: September 11th, 2019 09:09AM
Type: Shellac Manicure and PedicureSpa or Shop:: Trieu Nails London
I really loved this salon based in East London, UK.
They do everything from shellac manicures,acrylics, nail art to amazing pedicures. Love them!
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Full set
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Sydney in Memphis, TN.Posted: July 9th, 2019 11:07AM
Type: Acrylic full setSpa or Shop:: Shop
I got coffin nails. They were wayyyyy longer than expected and they said that a full set was $20 but since mine were long, I had to pay $30. I definitely didn't want to. They did a horrible job painting them. I was very upset.
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Pedicure cost
Amount: $35.00
Posted by: AMP in Dallas, TX.Posted: June 29th, 2019 12:06PM
Type: Spa PedicureSpa or Shop:: Nail Works, 75/Knox
Great leg massage, hot towels, hot rocks and oil massage, with yummy scented orange scrub and products. Very relaxing, plus toenails trimmed, cuticles and polish. A little more than a hour; Totally worth it!
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Manicure
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Loni in Detroit, MI.Posted: May 22nd, 2019 09:05AM
Type: SimpleSpa or Shop:: Shop
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Mani/pedi
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Giggles in Bentonville, AR.Posted: April 23rd, 2019 10:04PM
Type: Spa or Shop:: Ocean nails
I feel I spent to much on a mani/pedi
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Pedicure & french gel manicure
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: Ann Haught in Latrobe, PA.Posted: July 28th, 2018 05:07AM
Type: Pedi/gel mani with frenchSpa or Shop:: Barbara Ann\'s Art Emporium & nail salon
Pedicure included: soak,file, buff, cuticle care, callous care, lotion, and polish
Gel manicure was done as a french.....and it didnt cost anymore than a regular gel polish!
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Pedicure
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Krystal in Virginia Beach, VA.Posted: May 13th, 2018 02:05PM
Type: Your standard pedicureSpa or Shop:: Royal Nails
Went for a pedicure for mother's day and they did a great job sugar scrub, massage and all.
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Fill/pedicure
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Jennifer Brunk in Eastvale, CA.Posted: April 19th, 2018 02:04PM
Type: Spa or Shop:: Shop
So 3 Of my daughters came with me tho the nail salon and 2 Of us got a fill an a pedicure an 1 got a full set an a pedicure my other just got her nails painted I walked out of their paying $250 dollars
WTF
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acrylic nails
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Paula Griffin in Millersburg, MO.Posted: February 18th, 2018 10:02AM
Type: overlaySpa or Shop:: shop
(solar) tips or overlay black shimmer french tips with red shimmer assent designs . strong and pretty
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Nail + tips dip
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: MsFrustrated in Franklin, TN.Posted: February 10th, 2018 02:02PM
Type: Finger nails dipped + tipsSpa or Shop:: Sahara Nail Spa, Franklin ,Tn
I wanted short nails, pretty, but stronger than mine. I had no clue what I was getting into. I thought maybe $40???
Too expensive! Too long! And all different lengths :-(
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Polish change---toes
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Meshell in Ephrata, PA.Posted: July 28th, 2017 10:07PM
Type: GelSpa or Shop:: Daisy Nails
Didn't even want a full pedicure. I simply wanted the nail polish changed & the toe nails cut down a bit & filed. I was charged $25???
I could have had a full pedicure for that amount at other shops. Needless to say, I'm not happy! 😠😡
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EXCELLANT NAILS CARMEL,IN. GREAT TO GET MANI
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: SUSIE Q CARMEL in CARMEL, IN.Posted: February 26th, 2017 01:02PM
Type: GEL WITH GLITTERSpa or Shop:: EXCELLANT NAILS
I LIVE IN A CITY THATHAS LOT'S OF SALONS VERY
PRICEY,AND HAVE TRIED THESE OTHER SALONS AND THEY DON'T DO ANY BETTER WORK JUST CHARGE MORE BECAUSE BIGGER SPACE.
LOVE EXCELLANT NAILS IS SMALLER & OWNERS MORE
PERSONABLE. IUSUALLY TIP $5.00 HOPE THIS IS ENOUGH. BLING
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Dip nail polish mani&pedi
Amount: $66.00
Posted by: Rossy in Dania, FL.Posted: June 16th, 2016 10:06AM
Type: Mani: dip nail polish; Reg. PediSpa or Shop:: Shop
Dip nail polish is a new technic allegedly longer lasting than gel and acrylic.
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Mani/Pedi
Amount: $60.00
Posted by: Capsize in Fairview Hgts, IL.Posted: May 31st, 2016 12:05PM
Type: Spa or Shop:: Salon and spa
Excellent service very detail oriented. Great massage. She rents a station is super clean. Wears gloves for all services and disinfects her implements and uses new files and buffer blocks in every clients. Never reuses files on other people. All that cost money.
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French gel manicure
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Aimes in Oklahoma city, OK.Posted: May 14th, 2016 06:05AM
Type: French gel manicureSpa or Shop:: Oceans nails in Okc
Nails looked great:) .
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I am a nail tech
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Kimberly Ann in Thompson, CT.Posted: July 14th, 2015 02:07PM
Type: nail servicesSpa or Shop::
There seems to be a nail salonspa every 2 feet and then add in all the hairs salonsspas offering nail services. $15-20 is the going rate on manis $25+UPon pedis(then you have your spa pedicures and such)and as far as acrylic nails go it seems only full nail salons are doing those!I concentrate on the natural nail & have converted people from acrylics.as far as more for the french, it is not for 2 different colors, it's more work ,think of it as nail art
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Acrylic nails
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Concha in Houston, TX.Posted: June 29th, 2015 12:06PM
Type: Medium pinckSpa or Shop:: Shop
They good
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nails
Amount: $45.00
Posted by: danielle adkins in denver, NC.Posted: June 17th, 2015 09:06PM
Type: pink and whiteSpa or Shop:: spa
Great price look amazing
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Acrylic nail fill
Amount: $15.00
Posted by: Glorialee two in Bonney Lake, WA.Posted: June 7th, 2015 05:06PM
Type: Nail salonSpa or Shop::
My fills cost. 15.00 . But I like gel polish that cost 10.00 more, plus tip. Pedicure is 20.00, plus 10.00 more for the gel polish, but it last for at least 3 months on my toes.
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Mani/pedi
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: Ripped off and pissed in League City, TX.Posted: May 31st, 2015 12:05PM
Type: Gel polishSpa or Shop:: VIP Nail Lounge & Spa
Service was great but there was a massive miscommunication. I had agreed on a $47 service and it ended up an $80 cost. I would be totally satisfied if I had known that it was $80 and would have still gotten everything I did. Instead I feel ripped off but pretty. Poor techs only made minimum wage on that too. That part sickens me the most!
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Manicure
Amount: $25.00
Posted by: Caylee Miller in Maryville,Tn, TN.Posted: May 23rd, 2015 09:05AM
Type: Acrylic NailsSpa or Shop:: Spa
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pedicure full set package with gel
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Megan Griffin in Redlands, CA.Posted: March 19th, 2015 08:03PM
Type: sculptured acrylic full set and pediSpa or Shop:: spa type small salon
Full set of sculpture acrylic nails with gel polish and designs with a deluxe pedicure, hot rock massage, and paraffin wax treatment. March 2015
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Nails
Amount: $7.00
Posted by: Emma in Westbury, NY.Posted: March 9th, 2015 12:03PM
Type: ManicureSpa or Shop::
Most places on Long Island are only about $6-10
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nails
Amount: $30.00
Posted by: Jenayda in Dacula, GA.Posted: December 27th, 2014 11:12PM
Type: acrylic tipsSpa or Shop:: shop
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